After Michael Conti got laid off from his job at Intel in 2002, he found himself with plenty of time on his hands. Inspired by a friend who habitually wrote a haiku every month, Conti decided to return to his roots and dedicate his time to making one short movie a month. "I started showing the films around, and people became really interested in the concept and the process," Conti says. "Digital filmmaking was just starting to take hold, and people were starting to realize you could make them anywhere." It wasn't long before someone told Conti about Group 101, a Los Angeles-based collective dedicated to cranking out one short film per month over a six-month span. After that, another batch of auteurs would begin another half-year cycle. Realizing that their paths were essentially aligned, Group 101 allowed Conti to christen a Colorado chapter dedicated to what he calls... More >>>
A scene from Bryan Alldredge's "House of Shadows."